Master of Science - Finance
The intelligent next step for your career in finance.

This programme is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of finance, ensuring that you acquire the skills and knowledge needed for specialized roles in the financial sector.

As Nigeria’s financial industry continues to evolve with technological advancements and the global nature of markets, the demand for highly skilled finance professionals remains strong.

This postgraduate programme delves into both the theoretical and the applied aspects of finance, incorporating real-world applications to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Graduates of this programme find roles in

  • Investment banking
  • Asset management
  • Corporate finance
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Risk management
  • Financial consulting
  • Research 
  • Academia


  • 10 Core Courses (23 credit hours)
  • 4 Elective/Concentration Courses (8 credit hours)
  • 1 Thesis (6 credit hours)

Our program’s quantitative focus is on econometrics, financial mathematics, and data analysis tools and techniques, including case studies, investment fund projects (where you manage actual portfolios), simulated trading experiences, internships, and capstone projects.

There are two areas of concentration in M.Sc. Finance: Finance and Banking. You will choose any three courses from one of the two areas as well as one additional course from the outside the concentration.

Core Courses

  • Corporate Finance (3 credit hours)
  • Theory of Financial Intermediation (2 credit hours)
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions (2 credit hours)
  • Management of Financial Institutions (2 credit hours)
  • Basic Econometrics (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methodology (2 credit hours)
  • Quantitative Techniques for Financial Decision (2 credit hours)
  • Microeconomic Theory (2 credit hours)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (2 credit hours)
  • M.Sc. Research Seminar (2 credit hours)

Elective/Concentration Courses - Finance Option

  • International Business Finance (2 credit hours)
  • Investment Analyses and Portfolio Management (2 credit hours)
  • Derivatives Securities and Markets (2 credit hours)
  • Micro and Small Business Finance (2 credit hours)
  • Public Sector Financial Management (2 credit hours)

Elective/Concentration Courses - Banking Option

  • International Banking and Finance (2 credit hours)
  • Bank Lending and Credit Administration (2 credit hours)
  • Marketing of Financial Services (2 credit hours)
  • Financial Planning and Control (2 credit hours)

Additional Electives

  • Financial Markets and Institutions (2 credit hours)
  • Financial Derivatives (2 credit hours)
  • Risk Management (2 credit hours)
  • Financial Modelling and Forecasting (2 credit hours)
  • Asset Pricing and Real Estate Finance (2 credit hours)
  • Fixed Income Analysis (2 credit hours)
  • Behavioural Finance and Financial Engineering (2 credit hours)

Provided the University’s matriculation requirements are satisfied:

  • Applicants with a degree in a relevant area from a recognized University with a minimum of second class lower division may be admitted to the Master of Science degree programme.
  • Applicants with postgraduate diplomas at upper credit level in relevant areas from a recognized university may be admitted.
  • Full-time: A Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.
  • Part-time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

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